Monthly Archives: July 2018

Touch the poison. Become the poison.

Standing against Chicago’s most corrupt Mayor ever and his equally corrupt aldermen in City Council

Continuing my series on candidate traits and tactics from my previous posts Which other candidate would the 46th Ward alderman candidates support in a runoff? and Corporate personality-psychological tests and how passing one applies to political candidates we arrive at some practical examples.

Chicago is the most corrupt major city in the United States. If you don’t get this yet and exactly how this manifests, you need to start studying. It’s a fact and there is ample easy to find evidence out there. From the Chicago Reader to Dick Simpson at UIC to numerous other evidence versed sources.

By sheer scale and level of sophistication, Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s most corrupt Mayor ever. Daley’s machine and politicians of the Capone era got nothing on our current Mayor. Rahm may not be strutting around with a machine gun but he is hauling off with plenty of cash, 10’s and 100’s of millions of dollars at a time. And of course, 99% loyal sidekicks like 46th Ward incumbent Alderman Cappleman make it easy for Rahm.

Any potentially successful challenger to Cappleman or Emanuel, needs to get all that.

Now, your typical wishy-washy candidate for alderman generally says things like they’ll work with whoever wins the election for Mayor. Not only is this a contribution to the candidate’s future election loss, but a strong sign of how weak and ineffective a leader they are.

A strong sign, that on the outside chance they did get elected, their naivete will propel them into irrelevance their 1st term or eventual absorption into the criminal enterprise. Today’s naive progressive, tomorrow’s crook alderman (typical example: The 49th Ward’s illustrious Joe Moore).

If you don’t go in swinging your bat at corruption and inequity by the name of the people who sustain it, it’s over for you. I won’t vote for you for sure, the non-Emanuel and non-Cappleman base won’t be fired up for you.

You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Didn’t candidates learn that in elementary school? You can’t fight over the same piece of pie either.

There are rumors Cappleman is not running for re-election. I think it’s unlikely but their is a chance Rahm has his heir apparent groomed and hidden somewhere at the moment. I doubt it but I’ll be more than happy to eat my words should it come to pass.

Anyhoo, you need your own base to win an election. If you are not an heir apparent, trying to appeal to Emanuel and Cappleman’s conservative pro-business over people base loses you more votes than you win. Don’t think that once in office, all polite-like, you are going to be that one special person that can negotiate a better world. It is not gonna happen.

Be a firebomb, don’t be poisoned or become poison.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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Corporate personality-psychological tests and how passing one applies to political candidates

Candidates should take their own personality-issues test

Over the last 30 years of my mostly Fortune 1000 corporate employment, I’ve had the pleasure of taking numerous personality-psychological tests. Mostly, you are thinking to yourself while taking one, this is silly and pointless. I won’t debate that point, but there is one facet that is really important in my opinion.

More than likely, the average non-psychopath job seeker and those with even the vaguest clue of what traits their potential employer is looking for, would be able to answer the questions appropriately.

With a minimal scale like the image in this post above, in most cases, the worst thing you can do is go neutral-no opinion.

I’d posit that even more importantly than which way you lean, is how strong you lean. I began to allude to this in my previous post Which other candidate would the 46th Ward alderman candidates support in a runoff? Political candidates should Strongly Disagree or Strongly Agree on issues and other candidates.

Wishy-washy is not a good personality or political trait. Somewhat Disagree or Somewhat Agree is also the wrong answer much of the time.

This post is not current criticism of any announced candidate for 46th Ward alderman as of this writing.

Political candidates are generally poor when it comes to strongly agreeing or disagreeing with other candidates and on the issues. Mistakenly, they think they’ll have wider appeal or they’re afraid to alienate a constituency or and so on… Then they wonder why voter turnout is low and the incumbent has the upper hand…

I am going to encourage all current and future announced candidates for 46th Ward alderman to take some strong and very visible stands. Meet and greet conversations are wonderful but get it out there.

I want a strong candidate, not a somewhat or no opinion one, how about you?

More specifics in my next post.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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People of Chicago Demand Verifiable Transparency of Ald Cappleman

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